ASHBY LEMI’S 100 BABY CHALLENGE
BABY 46, 47 and 48
After Jones and Seely were born Ashby found herself in another lull in her challenge. She was in no hurry to contact Ao Emerald, the next father in the challenge, and get on with it. She wanted to enjoy her boys and her family, but she find it difficult to do when Asher seemed to be M.I.A. all of a sudden.
Right before the birth of the latest twins he had started to go out of town for work. First it was a day or two and then right after the birth it became weeks. Then one day he came home from one of his trips with a surprise.
“Asher, I’m so glad you are home.” Ashby snaked her arms around her husband’s neck. The day had been long and rough. The boys had been fussy all day, Leven and Hooper had gotten in a scuffle with some kids from school and Orchid and Dutton were being typical teenagers and refused to help out around the house.
“I’m glad to be home. Babe, have you contacted the next father?” Asher asked excitedly.
“No. Why?” She gave him a puzzled look.
“I want to take you and the kids on vacation.”
“Ashby, we never got to go on a real honeymoon and I want to enjoy some time as a family away from our everyday life.”
Ashby wasn’t sure at first but after several discussions and convincing by her family she finally agreed to taking a vacation and putting her challenge off for a little while.
A lot of time was spent at the beach were the kids, and even Ms. Sassy, enjoyed time in the water. They would play for hours and then eat a wonderful picnic lunch Ashby would prepare.
Then as the sun would set Ashby and Orchid would get Seely and Jones into the water. Jones seemed to enjoy the seawater in his face and often made Orchid sit with him so he could get as wet as he could, while his twin, Seely, seemed a little less sure about it.
HERE ARE JUST A COUPLE MORE VACATION PICTURES:
It was the day before they were to fly back to Sunset Valley when Asher dropped some heavy news onto Ashby.
He took her out to eat at a fancy tourist spot and as they waited for their desert he sprang the news. “Ashby, I have been coming here for business for some time now and I have been given an opportunity to invest in the new casino they are building and to become the new head chef.”
Ashby’s hands went to her mouth and awe. “That is wonderful darling. I’m so proud of you.” As the waiter placed their treats in front of them realization washed over her. “But won’t that mean…..”
“Yes babe, I want you and the kids to relocate to Areca Island’s with me.” Asher took a bite of his apple pie.
“Asher that is a lot to ask. It doesn’t just affect me, but the kids and the future of my 100 baby challenge.” Ashby pushed her chocolate cake away from her. She had lost her appetite for something sweet.
“I know it is, but I really want this. It is a great opportunity and this place has a lot of tourists that come through here that will give you more options for your challenge. I’ve given a lot up to support you with your challenge. Please just think about doing this for me.”
The two of them didn’t at all on the way back to their hotel and when they got there the kids were fast asleep with all the suit cases packed. The next morning Asher and Ashby sat the kids down and asked them what they thought of moving. Orchid, who had fallen in love with Areca Islands, voted to stay along with Hooper. Dutton was unsure and Leven, who had a best friend back home wanted to go back to Sunset Valley. The family flew back to Sunset Valley, after many days of fighting and discussing it was decided that the Lemi family would relocated to Areca Islands and Asher would take on the new job opportunity.
Asher had flown out a week before the rest and arranged the purchase of the Lemi’s new home. Here are just a couple of the rooms:
Asher just knew the kids, and Ashby would be happy on the Island.
The family had been on the Island for a week before Ashby sent the kids off to school. The day before Dutton sat in the backyard worrying if he would make friends and if people here would accept him and his differences.
What do you think? Do you think the kids of Areca Island will accept Dutton?
Hello World who are these boys? Yep that is right it is Seely and Jones right after they aged into Children.
While the other kids were at their first day of school Ashby witnessed her babies age up into fine children. These two boys turned out cute as a button with Seely getting his dad’s hair coloring and Jones with his Grandpa Lawrence’s. It seems to me that another one of Ashby’s boys had the same color and look to his hair as Jones. Newbie Starr-Bright to mention a name.
Do you think Jones and Newbie look alike?
Ashby had aged them up in the morning so that she could spend the day with them before they too went off to school and she would be alone. She took them to the grand park and the boys had an awesome time. Ashby had brought her camera and made sure to capture their time together.
These two boys had a great day with their mom, but they were looking forward to starting school and meeting kids their own age.
This park is awesome if you like it you can download it here
Three weeks past and the kids were doing well in school. Orchid and Dutton seemed to be getting along well with a group of kids, who were all fostered by the same couple, in their class. Hooper and Leven were pulling great grade and Jones and Seely were popular amongst the Island’s children.
Ashby had taken up photography and with all her kids in school, her friends so far away and no idea about the fate of her challenge she wandered about the Island taking pictures of all the fantastic places and things the Island had to offer.
One day as she was exploring and taking pictures of one of the parks she heard giggling from a nearby park bench. She whirled around to see a couple, who look so much in love, sitting on the bench. She tried to excuse herself but the woman yelled out to her.
“Hey there are you Ashby Lemi?”
Ashby was surprised that the woman knew who she was. “Yes how did you know?”
“I’m a big fan of your blog. I run the local foster home here on the Island and your blog has helped me in accepting each child into my home.” She stood from the bench and forced herself into Ashby’s arms for a big hug.
“Well aren’t you friendly.” Ashby laughed into the woman’s hair. “And who do I have the honor of hugging?”
“Oh I am so sorry. My name is Summer Eason and this my boyfriend Franklin Velasco.” You must think I am crazy lunging at you like that.
“No it is okay, really. I am glad to meet you both.” Ashby shook Franklin’s hand.
The two women started talking and soon they were fast friends and before Ashby left the park that day she had plans to meet up with Summer the next day.
They spent the day at the beach and soon they were great friends. For the first time in a long time Ashby finally felt connected. She finally felt that she could survive in Areca Islands. She still missed her friends terribly, but spending time with Summer helped that void.
It felt good for her to have a friend again, someone to have coffee with and someone to go shopping with. Friends are important and they are very much needed. You don’t always have to have a brood of them, but one goes a long way.
One of the favorite past times of the boys (from left to right: Rod McGrath, Ahmad Call and JohnPaul Madden) is soccer. They enjoyed playing on the beach and during the party.
While the boys were wrapped up into the soccer game and the girls were cheering them on Dutton took the opportunity to talk to Daisy Connor. He had a terrible crush on her and even though he spent a lot of time with her “group” he could never muster up the courage to talk to her, but today he made a promise to himself, and he was pleasantly surprised that she acted interested in him and the more they talked the closer they grew.
The kids were really enjoying the party and their new friends.
While the Volley Ball game was going on Dutton took the opportunity to stand on the side lines with Daisy. He was a little confused and excited when she leaded up against him and allowed him to kiss her bare shoulder. He was falling hard for this girl and she was making it very easy for him. JohnPaul felt a little uncomfortable, but just tired to focus on cheering about the game.
After the game the kids sat down and enjoyed a nice hearty picnic and some rest before continuing the day’s activities.
“Do they have no shame?” The purple clad Leilani Baron crinkled her nose up at the sight before them.
Daisy and Dutton were relaxing on a blanket deep in a conversation. They both enjoyed being close to each other.
“My brother isn’t normally like this.” Orchid tried to defend Dutton, but she so desperately wanted to be part of this group so she didn’t say much more.
“Well I think it is distasteful and I wouldn’t be caught dead rubbing up against a boy like that.” Leilani let the venom ooze from her voice.
“I think they are cute.” Kia Lyons, who was not part of the group home, but a local girl that hung out with them, said. She smiled at Orchid and stood up. Come on Rod and JohnPaul are getting ready to have a climbing race. I want to go watch.” She grabbed Orchid’s hand and pulled her from the blanket.
“Go JohnPaul Go!” Orchid yelled with force.
Kia laughed and went back and forth cheering for JohnPaul and Rod.
“Come on Rod.” Leilani’s was upset that he was losing. She had, had a crush on him since she moved to the group home but he never paid her any attention. She thought that if she showed interest that someday he would take notice.
In the end JohnPaul won two out of three races.
No beach party is complete without some beach dancing. As the sun on the Island the kids grooved to some fun music.
“Dutton, do you know what would be fun?” Leilani asked with a grin.
Dutton didn’t like the look on her face, but he asked what anyway.
“Some fireworks would be lovely. I brought some if you would light them for me.” She pulled the fireworks out of her bag.
“Leilani, I don’t think we need fireworks tonight.” Daisy looked at Dutton and tried to give him a look warning him it was a bad idea.
Leilani shoved the fireworks into Dutton’s hands. “Come on Daisy they will be so pretty in tonights clear sky.”
Dutton took them and went to the edge of the water. Leaning down he lit them and backed up quickly. The fireworks were beautiful, but what Dutton didn’t know is that they were illegal on the beach and Officer Peralta rounded the beach every weekend at that time.
Dutton was handcuffed and Orchid begged the officer not to take him. She tried to tell him that they didn’t know it was illegal, but the officer wouldn’t listen. When Orchid heard Leilani laughing behind them she knew that she had set up her brother, and she was angry.
“Don’t worry D I will call mom.” Orchid yelled after Dutton and Office Peralta.
“Your brother is a bozo.” Leilani crossed her arms over her chest.
“I will show you looser.” Orchid balled up her right fist and pulled back to throw a punch, but Ahmad grabbed her arm.
“Come on Orchid she isn’t worth it. I will take you home.” He drug her away from the group and they walked to his car.
In the patrol car Officer Peralta finally heard Dutton out and decided to let him off with a warning and drove him home.
“Dutton, what happened?” Ashby sat Dutton down for a serious talk after Officer Peralta left.
He explained everything to her. From the day he had with Daisy to what Leilani did to him.
Sighing Ashby took his face in her hands and kissed his forehead. “Honey, there will always be people that have to put others down to make them feel good. You just need to stay a good person and not associate yourself with those kinds of people.”
“And I wouldn’t jump to conclusions about that other girl.” Ashby called behind her as she headed to answer the front door. “Dutton it is for you.”
“Dutton, before you say anything please hear me out.” Daisy begged as Dutton stepped out onto the porch.
He crossed his arms in front of his chest, but didn’t say a word.
“First of all I want you to know that I really do like you. I want to get to know you better and I want us to be more then friends. Leilani is a bully and she makes my life hell if I don’t go along with her. I hate it, but it is better to do what she says then take what she dishes out. I really hope you can forgive me.”
For several minutes Dutton just stood there looking at her and finally he said, “I don’t know Daisy. I guess I just need time.” He turned and went back into the house leaving a heartbroken Daisy on the porch.
“Ao. Ao Emerald? What on earth are you doing here?” Ashby was surprised to see the next scheduled father in her challenge here on Areca Island.
Ao stuffed the last piece of his lunch into his mouth, wiped his lips and stood up.
“Ashby, I’m so glad to see you. I flew down here to surprise you and let you know I am still interested in being the next father is you are still doing your challenge.”
Ashby threw herself into the man’s arms. “Oh Ao thank you so much.” She was so excited at the prospect of continuing her challenge that she dragged him to the hospital right then and there. They were told that they could get an appointment in a week’s time. Ao was okay with staying that long and Ashby was over the moon.
Before Ashby knew it, it was time for another Lemi birthday. The four eldest in the household were about to embark on their new stages of life.
Look out world Orchid and Dutton are on the loose now. Look at these two…Wow. I think these two will go far.
Thick as thieves Hooper and Leven aged up so well. These two are going to be interesting to follow for one cannot do without the other. Leven is smart and outspoken but she could not be as brave as she is without Hooper’s encouragement and quite soft spoken could not be as into his music without Leven telling him it was okay to be a little withdrawn for the sake of his music. I for one can’t wait to see what these two have in store for us.
Orchid and Dutton said their good-byes and headed off for their new lives. Before she left Orchid told her mother that she had sent in an application to be on a T.V. series and she was accepted to be in We All Love Luke. Ashby new her little girl would be incredible and promised that she and the family would tune in every week once it started. Dutton did forgive Daisy and he went straight to her house and swept her off her feet. They eloped several days later when she aged up into a Y.A.
As mentioned before Hooper loved music and he took every lesson and class he could. He is learning to play the bass here.
Leven made a best friend rather quickly after starting high school. Everyone meet the lovely Graciela Whitmore. I am sure you will see her face around the Lemi’s quite often, and yes she is a sweet as she looks. There is mask with this sim.
Just days before the new Lemi arrivals Ashby had family pictures taken, and what a lovely family too.
Everyone meet the Emerald-Lemi triplets. From left to right we have Fern, Tyme and Little Barklay. These three cuties will fit nicely with the Lemi’s.
SOMETHING WORTH MENTIONING
Yes folks not only did the Lemi’s add three new babies, but another pet. Meet Caesar. Asher missed JackRabbit so badly that he adopted this noble steed from a family that was moving from the island to the big city. Caesar is making himself quite comfortable in the Lemi home. Looks like Asher is quite happy.. Ride Um Cowboy… *giggle*
Jones you don’t have to be afraid of Mr. Caesar. He is very friendly.
Yes he is doing quite well in the Lemi household.
Well I am going to leave you with this cute picture of Jones and Sassy. She has really taken a liking to the young lad and I think they are going to be the best of friends.
I want to thank you all for reading, but hey be on the watch I have an update on one of Ashby’s kids coming up really quick. Another Lemi child has found love and I think you will be surprised at who and with whom it is with.
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Thank you again.